Demonstration Alert: U.S. Mission Russia

Location: Moscow and other cities in Russia

Event:  The Embassy is aware of reports that protests may take place at Pushkin Square in Moscow at 2:00 pm local time as well as in other cities in Russia today, August 1, 2020.  U.S. citizens should avoid these demonstrations and any other demonstration-related activities.  

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid the areas.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Russian visa.


U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia

  • +(7) (495) 728-5577
  • Afterhours – +(7) (495) 728-5000
  • Website – U.S. Embassy Moscow

U.S. Consulate General Yekaterinburg

U.S. Consular Agency Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Lada Hotel, Suite 210

154 Komsomolskaya Street

  • +7-4242-42-49-17 (Mondays and Thursdays, 0900-1300)
  • After hours – +7-914-704-07 62


State Department – Consular Affairs

  • 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Russia Country Information 

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